General Index Methodology

Core Data

The Data Points are the basic quantitative units of the Innovation Cities Index. Which ia quantitative.

Data Points are the latest data on cities, combined using special techniques into 2thinknow City Benchmarking Data.

Awesome 2thinknow Data Points are available on all cities for business purchase for investment decisions.

Cities can purchase their own data and comparative benchmark reports through a subscription package.

Overall Structure

  •  3 to 10 Data Points per indicator, sourced and standardized in each indicator.
  • 162 Indicators with Benchmark Scores based on complex algorithms covering all performance areas for cities.
  • 31 Segments — basically a form of modern Industry Code
  •  3 Factors — aligned to an innovation process models for cities.

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